Explore the Trades

Looking for more information before making the decision to pursue a skilled trade? These websites will give you loads of information on apprenticeships, trades, and other opportunities!


Apprentice Search is a free service designed to help connect apprentices and employers accross Ontario.

Careers in Trades. This site will help you discover the facts about a career in the skilled trades and how an apprenticeship can help you earn while you learn. Great resources for students, parents and educators!

Earn While You Learn's website provides young people with simple, plain language steps on how to begin an apprenticeship in Ontario, as well as a summary of the benefits offered by a career in the skilled trades. It also features inspirational videos and stories from apprentices and certified skilled trades professionals talking about what made them pursue a rewarding career in the trades and a host of FAQs.

Georgian College offers over 15 programs to prepare you for an apprenticeship and career in the skilled trades.

Métis Nation of Ontario offers employment and training opoprtunities designed to respond to the unique needs of Métis people across Ontario

Ontario immigration - Working in Ontario. Ontario has over 150 recognized trades, of which 22 require mandatory certification. Use the links below to find out which trades require certification and which trades have voluntary certification. You can also learn about the training opportunities and services available to you across Ontario.

Red Seal is the national standard for excellence in skilled trades in Canada.

Skills Canada is a not-for-profit organization that promotes skilled trades in Canada.

Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting th skilled tradesand technologies.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

The Ontario College of Trades is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades. To see a full list of available trades and their requirements, look no further!

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades.